Maloof vs Street League on Fuel TV - Kingpin Magazine

Skateboarding news, interviews and features as well as the best Skate Videos from Kingpin Skateboarding.



Maloof vs Street League on Fuel TV

Reading this, you feel like you’re reading about football, basketball, ice hockey or some other big time mainstream sport. Which is not to say skateboarding shouldn’t be up there with those other sports in terms of prestige and perhaps even the money involved, but it does have an odd feeling about it. Many of the skaters involved are close friends with each other. When you start throwing million dollars around, it could get hard to determine where your sympathies and loyalties should lie. Should top skaters make that kind of money? If anyone should, of course they should. Will that kind of money cause mad beef? It definitely will. I guess you could be cynical and say the audience wins either way. But what does skateboarding win? Who is the audience in this, if not the kids on the streets, all of us? The prospect of retiring from a top pro career with a comfortable bank account for the rest of your life has just been upped once again. Fair enough, surely anyone on the top deserves every penny of it. I don’t know if anyone realistically gets into skating with their eyes on the prize, but every time they throw more money at it, the idea seems a little bit more feasible. So what’s the down side of that? Fuck knows, maybe there isn’t one. But we’ll keep a close watch.


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.